Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Blog Tour: Scintillate by @KTjebbenAuthor #review

(Scintillate Series, Book #1)

Young Adult - Supernatural Romance/Thriller
Date Published: September 4, 2013

Kate Archer is instantly drawn to Nick. He's handsome, smart, and interested in her - perhaps a little too interested according to Kate's brother. And it's a good thing Nick is interested, or Kate would have died the night of the football game. Sure, Nick rescued Kate, but he can't stop the inevitable. Kate is changing; she just doesn't know it. She can't explain the visions and sensations affecting her body, but she can enjoy the pleasure of Nick's kiss - that is, until she learns the real reason he is with her. Betrayed by her genetics, Kate begins a metamorphosis that forces her to confront an unseen reality and claim her true destiny.


I think this is a great start to a YA supernatural series. The Romance element may be a little cliche to other series like this, but I enjoyed it all the same. 

One thing I did want a little more was backstory and understanding of the world Karen Tjebben has created. I felt a little lost at times. 

The character and plot development were both well done and I enjoyed the pacing as well. 

Story time always captivated Karen.  As a child, she fell in love with books that transported her to different worlds and introduced her to new creatures. As a teacher, she encouraged her students to explore different times and new worlds through literature.  Now, when Karen isn’t living in reality with her husband and daughters, she can be found creating an alternate reality filled with creatures and worlds that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers. 

1 comment:

  1. I’m so happy that you enjoyed SCINTILLATE. I’ve been asked about my inspiration for the cover. I chose a butterfly for two reasons. First, Nick gives Kate a magical butterfly necklace that protects her. The second reason is because butterflies go through metamorphosis and Kate is also changing, although she doesn’t know it until near the end of the book. The eyes have a dual meaning. Kate is being watched/guarded, but the color of the eyes can also be pondered in the sequel, SYMBIOSIS. The dagger for the body of the butterfly is because Kate is surrounded by violence. The sequel, SYMBIOSIS, is already available. It’s full of action and thrills, but I also delve into the history of Nick and Alex. Kate also learns more about how she is tied to the Asteri.